May 1, 2024

Harris HA1-2425-5 - sample and hold amplifier : weekend die-shot

Die size 1798x14945 µm. Datecode 7428. Metal-ceramic package has gold everywhere (top, bottom and leads), no costs spared.

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April 30, 2024

CS2018EB - special purpose driver for microwave oven : weekend die-shot

CS2018 includes buzzer driver, and 4 relay drivers (2 + 2 safety channels). This is the chip that plays it's role in saving you from surprise microwave irradiation if you open microwave oven's door while it is working (even though there are multiple safety interlocks - do not try this at home!).
Die size 1740x1050 µm.

April 1, 2024

KI537RU1A - 1KiB CMOS SRAM : weekend die-shot

KI537RU1A (КИ537РУ1А) is a CMOS 1KiB SRAM. Rated for 500g continuous acceleration.
Die size 3211x2962 µm.

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March 27, 2024

ICLEGEND MICRO S3KM111L - 24Ghz radar : weekend die-shot

ICLEGEND MICRO S3KM111L is an integrated FMCW K-band (24Ghz) radar with 1Ghz modulation bandwidth. Can be seen in home automation devices.
Die size 2413x2533 µm.

March 18, 2024

Philips T4046A - TTL Phase-Locked Loop With VCO : weekend die-shot

Philips T4046A / 74HCT4046 has VCO centre frequency of up to 17Mhz and 3 digital phase comparators (XOR, JK, RS). Die size 1963x1656 µm.

February 17, 2024

Motorola MC1210F - quad NOR gate with pulldowns : weekend die-shot

tpd=5ns. Datecode 712. Die size 1393x1396 µm.